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Blog post
5 hours ago
To create more affordable, healthy, equitable, accessible, and resource-efficient communities, planners must reform the way we value speed relative to other community goals.
Todd Litman
Blog post
Yesterday
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.
Bruce Stiftel
Feature
4 days ago
An excerpt from "A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy," published in May by Island Press.
Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, Alan M. Berger
Feature
6 days ago
Assembly Bill 1401, one of the most closely-watched land use bills in the California State legislature this year, would remove parking requirements in "High Quality Transit Areas" statewide.
Donald Shoup
Feature
June 9, 2021, 8am PDT
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
Blog post
June 3, 2021, 5am PDT
On the hundred-year anniversary of the violence that destroyed Tulsa's "Black Wall Street," the country is finally reckoning with the legacy of one of the most destructive racially motivated riots in U.S. history.
Diana Ionescu
Blog post
June 2, 2021, 10am PDT
When you are trying to get people's attention, a city feels very different.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
May 26, 2021, 8am PDT
Donald Shoup, the author of the seminal planning book "The High Cost of Free Parking," explains how parking requirements have poisoned cities and why poor planning is to blame.
Donald Shoup
Blog post
May 25, 2021, 12pm PDT
Planetizen started gathering articles attempting to predict the post-pandemic future in March 2020. The work goes on, with many questions left still to be answered.
James Brasuell
Feature
May 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The Beaufort County Greenprint Plan, completed in 2020, offers an innovative model of open space planning integrated within a larger planning framework.
Emily McCoy, Lindsey Naylor
Blog post
May 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Here are just a few ways urban environments are transforming and reinventing themselves in the wake of the coronavirus.
Devin Partida
Feature
May 20, 2021, 8am PDT
New research highlights some of the ways planners can increase the social benefits and public acceptance of green stormwater infrastructure.
Christopher Tirri, Mahbubur Meenar
Blog post
May 13, 2021, 9am PDT
Let's rely on science, not ideology and propaganda, when planning solutions to urban unaffordability. Look for credible evidence in the peer-reviewed publications referenced here.
Todd Litman
Feature
May 5, 2021, 12pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2021 National Planning Conference started streaming this morning, with an obvious focus on equity and the historical role of the planning profession in perpetuating systemic racism.
James Brasuell
Blog post
May 4, 2021, 10am PDT
After last year's National Planning Conference was canceled in the early days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event returns online, with tons of planning content and even several avenues for networking and socializing.
James Brasuell
Feature
May 3, 2021, 8am PDT
Five themes proposed to achieve justice and sustainability for the Los Angeles River and its surrounding communities.
Richard Dion
Blog post
April 27, 2021, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its first set of apportionment population and resident population counts for the nation and each state.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 25, 2021, 11am PDT
Discussing the trade-offs between making government leaner and making traffic safer.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
April 21, 2021, 5am PDT
Vital urbanism and a prescription for the post-pandemic city.
Dan Kaplan
Blog post
April 20, 2021, 5am PDT
The latest edition of an ongoing compendia of articles trying to make sense of the deep uncertainties of the pandemic—and what it all means for the future of cities.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 15, 2021, 8am PDT
Over the past year, there's been a mass exodus out of major urban areas. In states like New York, Illinois, and California, more than 59% of migration was outbound.
Devin Partida